Reflection on Medication Administration Description (Competency 3j) I have looked over my moral development regarding medicine administration and have noticed there is the need for improved and has been agreed with my mentor to write a piece of reflection to identify areas of concern Feelings One of the major concern is the pace of dispensing and the time spent used to open charts and allocate them is one of my weakness. Although I am learner I need to back up the pace of dispensing so that patient doesn 't feel my skills is dull or boring and waste of time. I Had developed that feeling of being extra careful to avoid drug error and that makes me feel slightly nervous more also being under the influence of supervision as well. Evaluation
Likewise in healthcare, oncoming staff generally does initiate not patient care delivery until a hand off process occurs. “Communication failures are increasingly being implicated as important latent factors influencing patient safety in hospitals. ”(Sutcliffe, 2004, p. 187) Parker (1996) reports, “the nurses handing over had direct knowledge of the patient and were able to convey idiosyncratic and personal knowledge of the patient. This is a crucial element in professional nursing practice.
A few factors that can affect the relationship between a nurse and a patient would be the tone of voice used, the way we phrase our sentences and avoiding the use of medical terms to make the patient understand better. Besides that, communicating with patient in terms of serving their daily needs is part of our noble job too. Although language can sometimes be a communication barrier when dealing with an elderly or a foreigner, nurses are expected to try other means and ways to converse to achieve a certain level of understanding, such as via sign and body language. Other than language barrier, communicating with patient daily is essential in order to build a good rapport and instilling a sense of trust. For example, when patient asks for a favour to be showered despite odd timings or during busy hours, nurses have to obey their needs and meet their expectations.
In psychiatric nursing in particular, following this model can allow a nurse to encourage a patient to be as independent as possible. Upon evaluation, while it provides a pattern to follow in order to deliver nursing care, it is too linear. Each patient’s recovery and circumstances are unique, and a nurse sometimes must adjust the level or order of care provided in order to suit the patient. Orem’s theory sets the standard of how nursing care should be delivered, when this isn’t realisitic. Overall, Orem’s model is a comprehensive pattern in providing nursing
Patient Communication Student’s Name Institution Patient Communication Nurse-patient communication is significant towards the well-being of the patient and adequate performance of the nursing duties. Different patients come with different attitudes, and therefore it is necessary for the nurse to understand how to communicate appropriately with the sick individuals. This essay seeks to identify the different types of nurse-patient communication, factors that promote its positive or negative experience and recommend strategies on how such communication can be improved.
I only observed this situation happen, and I do not know the patient well enough to make a complete assessment. Just from observing this situation, I believe that this gentleman needs further education on the health promotion area of wellness. The individual area this individual may need to work on is mobility, and how he himself and the nurses can work on his movement better. This gentleman I gather from my observation wants to move around more than just in his wheelchair.
The working conditions for this profession depends on the type of work environment you choose to work in. In some instance you can work in a group if you research center based on developing different treatment option or work independently whereas you treat a patient’s condition one in hand objective. No matter the work environment you will be required to speak with the patient and family , but it also includes speaking with a variety of other co-workers such as with an audiologist, teachers, physicians, psychologist, counselors, and social workers . In order to succeed you will have to be patient because a cure will not happen overnight but in considerable time process procedure. Most, if not all, the location in which the patient treatment will take place is indoor.
But as I move to the professional world, I ought to reconcile my personal view of nursing with evidence-based practice to provide the best care possible. My plan is to become a gerontology nurse, in part to fulfill my dream of caring for older adults, but most importantly because this area of nursing requires a lot of patience, effective listening, respect, and
Importance of patient education Patient education (PE) describes a variety of methods to inform the health care consumer (1). Most commonly these methods are used by doctors and nurses to educate patients during hospitalization and shortly before releasing the patient from the hospital. This is especially valuable as patient education is often to be seen as part of the treatment plan and studies suggest that it increases patient compliance and therefore lowers readmittance to the hospital (2, 3). The educational instructions include not only the basic information about the disease, but furthermore what is to be expected after the release, when to seek medical advice and how to conduct proper self-care (3). Patient education might especially
Furthermore it is important to get feedback so as to understand the patients concerns in regards to the information they are given. In healthcare sadly these skills are not always present. Often patients concerns or worries are never vocalised and received by the healthcare professional. In many cases the patients perception and their individual anxieties at the time are not understood. When providing information to the patient a phlebotomist should be mindful of the particular patients needs
The one piece of information that will most likely affect my nursing practice will be to ensure I inquire about a caregiver’s emotional state and how he or she is coping. As an intensive care unit (ICU) nurse, I see firsthand how caregivers resume care at the hospital for his or her loved ones, even though there are health care professionals ready to take care of personal needs. It seems as if a caregiver does not know when to stop giving. A caregiver will at times, succumb under mounting challenges and tribulations at some point and will need support. For caregivers experiencing stress, self-help groups can be beneficial (Tabloski, 2014).
During my nurse training it has become apparent that the care patients receive in an emergency situation is critical upon time and organised, effective team working. It is essential that in a trauma situation, the trauma team be activated only when necessary (Au and Holdgate, 2010). After researching the trauma team activation criteria, it appears there is some discrepancy as to what criteria is used to activate the team, be it a two or three tiered system, or a different system entirely (Tinkoff and O’Connor, 2002). There is also relevant discussion as to who should make the decision on whether the trauma team is activated or not (Clements and Curtis, 2012). I have chosen to look into the activation process further, as it is of upmost importance
All members must be educated on the different roles and functions of all positions. Tensions, misunderstandings, and conflicts caused by differences of opinions and interests can interfere with effective interdisciplinary communications (Lancaster et al., 2015). While this study was performed in a hospital setting, I wonder if the results would be the same in a clinic? It is not unusual for a physician or an APRN in a clinic to only have a UAP working with them. As patient loads are increasing and providers have less time to interact with the patient, it is essential to include all feedback from the UAP.
Hi Freylen, as you discussed the Consensus Model allow APRNs to practice to the full scope of their education, able to move to different states, providing quality care. My new role as a primary care NP I agree with the continuity of care and follow patients into acute or long-term care facility to help them through their ongoing health issues and managing their chronic diseases(Stanley,2012).